My grandma suggested I read this Suze Orman book that Oprah was hawking last week. I downloaded it for free and just took a peek at it today. Chock full of really great information, here's a summary of what I learned: "Finances are blah blah blah blah blah blah. You should draft a living will so yada yada yada. Be sure to save money in your 401k Roth IRA Savings Account Interest Rate Percentage Yield Checkbook Equity Bills. What is your FICO score identity theft debt contribution money market life insurance? Investments boring Taxes yawn Loans la-la-land FDIC ice cream."
I just don't do financial mumbo-jumbo - I can't do it! When I was an impatient teen who couldn't wait to grow up so I could go and do whatever I wanted, no one ever mentioned that adult life involved such titillating adventures as retirement planning, variable interest rates or living wills. I thought, and still maintain, that all you have to do is spend only what you make, don't go into debt and save some money in case you live a long time. Am I really at the point in my life where I have to care about this stuff? (That's rhetorical.)
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